Apparently, the first response of police in many cities is to taser someone. Including an eight-month pregnant woman. Do I condone her actions, parking in a handicapped space and ripping up the ticket? No. But using a taser on an obviously pregnant woman???? Really, Chicago PD? Really?
Thirty-year-old Tiffany Rent said she parked temporarily in a handicap spot, and angrily tore up the ticket police served her before she was tased. Then, Rent says, an officer told her “to go get Jesse Jackson.” CBS Chicago says the Chicago PD and Independent Police Review Authority are investigating ‘the incident.’
Be wary, and be afraid. Be very afraid. It seems that we are not allowed to even look cross-wise at a cop, for fear of being tasered. In so very, very many ways, welcome to the Police State of America. We need to severely limit the use of tasers by the police.